News and blogs

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network, and blogs from members of our community.

Raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences in Jamaica

by Juleus Ghunta, Chevening Alumnus

Juleus Ghunta is an author, conflict resolution facilitator, and public speaker from Jamaica. As a 2017 Chevening Scholar, he earned an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he was awarded the Social Ambassador Prize for outstanding contribution to the Division of Peace Studies and International Development. His dissertation examined the causes and […]

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Tips for dealing with exam pressure

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

If you are currently revising for or taking exams you may be feeling pressured. Here are a few tips to help you get through your exams:  1) Stay healthy, eat well, and exercise! It is vital that you don’t neglect your health during the exam period. You should try to eat a healthy balanced diet. […]

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Shaping the future with disruptive solutions

by Bettina von Stamm,

What are the buzzwords of our time? What is it that really matters to today’s leaders, change makers and innovators? Words like ‘sustainability’ and ‘disruptive solutions’ might seem overused, but the urgency behind them is very real. Whether it’s natural disasters, climate change, lack of access to water or forced displacement, it is clear that […]

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10 activities around the UK in March

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

NORTH WEST Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival Keswick, Cumbria8 to 17 March Don’t miss this exciting literature event, a festival of words and ideas, set by the lake surrounded by the Lake District fells. This literary event takes place at the Theatre by the Lake. Visitors can enjoy talks, lectures, […]

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Animals that stole my heart: the Highlands cow edition

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

On St Valentine’s Day, we brought you pictures and stories of animals across the UK that captured the hearts of our scholars. We’re sure you noticed one high profile animal was missing… the Highlands cow! Well, the Highlands cow (aka Heilan coo) is always so well loved by our scholars that we thought it deserved […]

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Scholar blog: Animals that stole my heart - Highlands Cow edition

60 seconds with Danni Elster

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Find out how Danni’s career in international education led her to Chevening, and what she likes to do when she’s not managing the UK programme! Chevening: What attracted you to come to work with Chevening? Danni: I have been familiar with Chevening for many years as I previously worked in international student recruitment at both […]

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Seven animals that stole my heart

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

It’s St Valentine’s Day today and as people all around the world celebrate love, we too celebrate the animals that have stolen the hearts of Chevening Scholars across the UK. Prepare to say ‘aww’ and ‘ooo’ more times than you’d like to admit. We did and we aren’t afraid to admit it. 1. TOTES ADORABLE […]

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Happy new here

by Peter Pages, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

I’m happy, and I’m new here. The cold winds of winter found me roaming in north London viewing houses after my move from Exeter for second term. By the third of January, I had walked around the neighbourhoods of Islington, Seven Sisters and Hackney while operating from my base in Kensal Green with random trips […]

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4 mindfulness techniques to apply during your life as a master’s student

by Gabriela Herrera, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

Being a master’s student abroad is not always easy. Cultural shock from being far away from home is common. Complying with numerous deadlines and exams can also take a toll on your mental wellbeing. Thankfully, mindfulness offers skills to understand and act upon time-management, stress, and procrastination. But what is mindfulness? Chevening scholars were introduced […]

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Nine bridges that took my breath away

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Fun fact, there are 28 rivers in the UK and the longest is the River Severn at 220 miles which runs through Wales and England. The most famous however, is probably the River Thames at 215 miles long. With this many rivers, it is no surprise that there are also many, many bridges. We asked […]

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